11 “Now this is the parable: (A)the seed is the word of God. 12 And those beside the road are the ones who have heard, then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky soil are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and yet these do not have a firm root; [a]they believe for a while, and in a time of temptation they [b]fall away. 14 And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked by worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word [c]with a good and virtuous heart, and hold it firmly, and produce fruit with [d]perseverance.

Read full chapter


  1. Luke 8:13 Lit who believe
  2. Luke 8:13 I.e., from the faith
  3. Luke 8:15 Or in
  4. Luke 8:15 Or endurance

Bible Gateway Recommends